One similarity between “Bridgerton” and the modern-day debutante experience is how glamorous the events are.
The Queen Charlotte’s Ball is usually the only one held by The London Season today, which Hallam-Peel sees as the culmination of all of the debutantes’ hard work raising money for charity in the months prior, she said. Meanwhile, there are multiple balls held throughout the season in “Bridgerton.”
But that doesn’t mean the reality is any less spectacular, Vardag-Walters said. “It’s very glamorous. It’s a beautiful thing to attend.”
Debutantes get to wear couture bridal gowns, provided to them by The London Season for the event, that can retail upwards of £9,000, or around $11,000, Hallam-Peel said. They also get to wear diamond jewelry from Harrods, and attend the exclusive event where other guests include their families and a select few “high net-worth people,” she added.